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Elizabeth Boykewich has nearly two decades of casting executive experience. She and her casting director guests discuss auditioning, performing and the business of acting including related topics in the film and television industry, everything from finding balance as an actor to the vagaries of self taping auditions.

She is the owner of The EB Co. She is a Coach & Teacher specializing in Transformation, Mindfulness & Leadership. EB first worked in casting for theater, tv and film and most recently was a SVP of Casting & Talent while helping build two brands at The Disney Co. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elizabeth-boykewich/support

The EB Co.: OFF BOOK Elizabeth Boykewich

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Elizabeth Boykewich has nearly two decades of casting executive experience. She and her casting director guests discuss auditioning, performing and the business of acting including related topics in the film and television industry, everything from finding balance as an actor to the vagaries of self taping auditions.

She is the owner of The EB Co. She is a Coach & Teacher specializing in Transformation, Mindfulness & Leadership. EB first worked in casting for theater, tv and film and most recently was a SVP of Casting & Talent while helping build two brands at The Disney Co. Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elizabeth-boykewich/support

    The EB Co. // Are You Identifying With Struggle?

    The EB Co. // Are You Identifying With Struggle?

    How Are You Relating To Your Acting Career? Self Inquiry and Self Support. A short episode.



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    OFF BOOK / Conversations with Casting Directors / LISTENER Q! / Changing Reps During Strike

    OFF BOOK / Conversations with Casting Directors / LISTENER Q! / Changing Reps During Strike

    Today we have a question from a listener!

    "Hey Elizabeth! I took your and Brianna’s workshop back in February, and really appreciated getting your perspective. If you have a moment, I’m in need of some casting director advice!

    Before the strikes hit, I was in callbacks for a lead role in a TV series. When everything shut down, they let me know me their casting would be on pause until the strikes end. The dilemma is this: I’m not happy with my current representation, and really want to make a change, but I’m worried that it could muddle things with that team since we were communicating through my agent. Of course there’s no guarantee I’d even find better rep at this crazy time, but I’ve been nervous to even try. Of course there’s also no guarantee they’d want to move forward with me, but if I changed rep would it be difficult for them to get a hold of me? Am I way overthinking?"



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    OFF BOOK: Conversations with Casting Directors / How to THRIVE as an Actor & Creative with Brianna Brown Keen / Episode 208

    OFF BOOK: Conversations with Casting Directors / How to THRIVE as an Actor & Creative with Brianna Brown Keen / Episode 208

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    As a professional actress, author and the founder and CEO of The New Hollywood, Brianna Brown Keen has  mastered how to inspire, empower and enable people of all walks of life to step into leadership roles. 

    Brianna speaks to organizations, artists and entrepreneurs about how to get clear on what they really want and more importantly how to get out of their own way. Her unique perspective and expertise  blends creativity with out-of-the-box problem solving by reducing them into tangible action items. We share the common hurdles we see entrepreneurs and artists, sharing tips and tools to help the audience MANIFEST ‍the life they truly desire.


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    OFF BOOK: Conversations with Casting Directors / John Frank Levey / Episode 207

    OFF BOOK: Conversations with Casting Directors / John Frank Levey / Episode 207

    "If you're on this path, this personal journey, you might as well experience some stuff and learn some stuff and grow and expand.  There's no point in sitting in your comfort spot by yourself and just staying the same. That's not an adventure. This career promises an adventure and a community, and if you are a full participant, it's a hell of a good time." - John Frank Levey

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    PURCHASE JOHN'S BOOK RIGHT FOR THE ROLE  

    John Frank Levey is a four-time Emmy Award-winning casting director. He has cast such iconic television shows as China Beach, ER, The West Wing and Shameless, as well as dozens of other television series, miniseries, TV movies, digital series, video games and feature films. Levey is also a five-time winner of the Casting Society of America’s Artios Award and the recipient of its prestigious Hoyt Bowers Award, given for excellence in casting and outstanding contributions to the casting profession. After decades at Warner Bros., Levey became Vice President of Casting for John Wells Productions before launching his own casting company. Right for the Role is his first book.  

    Elizabeth Boykewich is a Coach & Facilitator specializing in Transformation, Mindfulness & Leadership.  She is a casting maven and served as the Head of Casting for ABC Family & Freeform at The Walt Disney Company for 17 years and now works as an independent casting director.

    Giant THANK YOU to all of the actors who submitted questions.  If you'd like to submit a Q to be answered on the podcast or tik tok please visit the "for actors" page on my website.  Link below.

    SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE

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    WE DISCUSS:

    +The journey of self discovery

    +Why he wrote the book Right for the Role

    + What surprised him about looking back on his career

    + What he thinks helps him as a casting director

    + Where he found himself and his direction

    + How he started his casting career

    + The different languages one needs to speak as a casting director

    + Role of empathy in the process

    + What every actor needs to know

    + His proudest achievements

    + How John Wells changed his life.

    + Putting the cast or ER together

    + "Trampoline" roles

    + The delicacy and tenderness of the casting process

    + "The opportunity is the audition"

    + Where John learns a lot about the actor.

    + "The actor is a player and the instrument"

    + Why he misses being in the room for auditions

    + Being a "vibe-ist"

    + The gift & burden of being an empath

    + Looking at the "The thing under the thing"

    + Defining charisma

    + The gift & burden of being an empath

    + Looking at the "The thing under the thing"

    + Defining charisma

    + Take yourself not too seriously, but take your work seriously

    + What advice John has for actors

    + Advice for new showrunners

    + Casting against type

    + FR. GREG BOYLE https://homeboyindustries.org/our-story/father-greg/










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    • 59 min
    OFF BOOK Live Virtual Workshop: THRIVING (not Surviving) in 2023 / Saturday, February 11th

    OFF BOOK Live Virtual Workshop: THRIVING (not Surviving) in 2023 / Saturday, February 11th

    Join us for a 3-hour virtual workshop with Elizabeth Boykewich, CSA and actress Brianna Brown.
    Date & Time: Saturday February 11th at 10:00am PST

    Cost: $50

    INFO & REGISTRATION:  https://theeb.co/workshops

    For those who’ve been hungry to do some intentional processing around your acting career and how to bring more clarity into your life as a creative person, now is the time to get specific and create new ways of being and showing up for yourself and your craft.

    If you wish you had a big sister, den mother, acting biz guru who has actually walked the walk, been in the rooms and can advise you on your acting journey this workshop is for you. With our combined experience, we have been through and seen it all, in front of and behind the camera. We have been in the audition rooms, screen test sessions, executive suites, with representatives, business managers, acting teachers, directors and producers on set and off.

    In this workshop, we will…


    Explore what it means to get real about building a long lucrative career
    Step into your power and create intentional and supportive self-talk
    Dispel the myths around auditioning
    Embrace the most useful elements to focus on for your longevity
    Create clarity around mindset blockages that are currently holding you back
    Discover how to interrupt patterns around habits that are no longer in service to your creative life and growing your career
    Answer your direct questions honestly and with specific action items to fast-track the hurdles in Hollywood

    Flow of the Workshop:

    10:00-11:00am Goal Setting Tools to help build your career with Brianna
    11:00-12:00pm Mindset & Energetic Exchange with Elizabeth
    12:00-1:00pm Elizabeth and Brianna Real Talk. We address your pre-workshop surveys, Q&A, group discussion

    About the Speakers:

    Elizabeth Boykewich, CSA, MA
    Casting Maven for film, tv, and theater. (Variety’s Youth Impact Report, Variety Inclusion Panelist, ABC/Disney’s Hitmakers Speaker), Masters in Spiritual Psychology, Certified Life Coach & host of OFF BOOK: Conversations with Casting Directors podcast.

    Brianna Brown, award winning actress who has graced the silver and small screen more than 300 times with 20 plus years of being in La La Land. Founder & CEO of nonprofit The New Hollywood that supports socially conscious storytellers & changemakers through grants, goals and mentorship. As well as author and accountability coach using Manifesting Your Mission method.


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    • 4 min
    OFF BOOK: Conversations with Casting Directors / Indigo Casting: Leigh Ann Smith & Conrad Woolfe / Episode 206

    OFF BOOK: Conversations with Casting Directors / Indigo Casting: Leigh Ann Smith & Conrad Woolfe / Episode 206

    After a decade of working in various independent casting offices and TV/film studios, Leigh Ann Smith and Conrad Woolfe founded Indigo Casting in 2021 with the mission to empower creatives to produce dynamic, compelling stories through collaboration and curiosity. Most recently, they cast GREASE: RISE OF THE PINK LADIES, a musical TV series coming to Paramount+ on April 6th.

    Between them, additional credits include:

    LOVE, VICTOR (Hulu), THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB (Netflix), IN THE HEIGHTS (WB Pictures), THE WALKING DEAD: WORLD BEYOND (AMC), THIS IS US (NBC), MARY POPPINS RETURNS (Disney).

    https://www.instagram.com/indigo_casting

    www.indigocasting.co

    Elizabeth Boykewich is a Coach & Facilitator specializing in Transformation, Mindfulness & Leadership.  She is a casting maven and served as the Head of Casting for ABC Family & Freeform at The Walt Disney Company for 17 years and now works as an independent casting director.

    Giant THANK YOU to all of the actors who submitted questions.  If you'd like to submit a Q to be answered on the podcast or tik tok please visit the "for actors" page on my website.  Link below.

    SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: https://theeb.co/for-actors

    EB Imdb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0102130/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1



    THRIVING (not Surviving) in 2023 Workshop with EB February 11!



    We Discuss:

    +Importance of good headshots

    +Over personalizing in casting

    +Casting By documentary https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casting_By

    +Importance of defining your why

    +Most powerful tool in casting director arsenal

    +What made Conrad leave the business and why he came back

    +Power of no (and yes)

    +A yes to something is a no to something else.

    +Finding ways to connect to your integrity

    +Journey of performer to casting career

    +Why they are called Indigo Casting

    +How their job has changed in this new auditioning world

    +Tiffany Mac episode: https://open.spotify.com/episode/64nQBb5Pbyw3nWuy7lqF2z?si=NoUoD4-1TAqpTAp7FdvPsA

    +Process of casting a musical virtually

    +Andrew Fem @castingbythem

    +Importance of intentionality in casting

    +"Historically what we've been taught is sit down and shut up until you've reached a certain level or you've gotta earn your place"

    +The dynamic of castings relationship with the creative team

    +After you pass along your picks of the actor to the director, do you have any swing power on behalf of the actor or is that solely the director's pick from that point?

    +Their "No a$$hole policy"

    +Different type of approval processes depending on the director

    +Fitting the puzzle that is that process.

    +What they love about casting.

    +Why having a community is so important.

    +The process and struggles of introducing, suggesting, pushing for actors of color slash diversity for roles that are not initially written as, or looking to be cast as diverse


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    • 1 hr 17 min

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